New York Media Whore Senator Trying to Run Arizona State Government

In 2010, the people of Arizona were fed up with the federal government’s lack of action in securing their southern border with Mexico so they passed SB 1070 giving state, county and local police the authority to take action on illegal immigration.  At the time, it was the strictest immigration law in the nation.

Even before the bill was passed, the hundreds of thousands of legal and illegal Hispanics were up in arms claiming the bill was racially discriminating against them.  The federal government brought a lawsuit against Arizona and SB 1070.  Once Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio launched his investigation into Barack Obama’s birth certificate, the Department of Justice moved in and stripped the county sheriff’s department and its officers of their federal badges that allowed them to enforce immigration laws.

Senate Bill 1070 is now before the United States Supreme Court.  The White House and Department of Justice are not there to defend Arizona’s immigration law, but to fight against every word it contains.

On Monday, New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer announced that he would do everything possible to see that Arizona’s SB 1070 is defeated.  Schumer is chairman of subcommittee on immigration, refugees and border security and has vowed to use his position to pass legislation to block SB 1070.  He called a meeting of his 11 member subcommittee and reportedly only one other committee member showed up.

Arizona Republican Senator John McCain responded to Schumer’s vow to block or defeat SB 1070 by calling him a media whore who is using this as a way to get media attention for himself.  McCain said,

“Well my position is it is a classic Schumer grandstanding use of his subcommittee.”

“I agree with [former Kansas] Sen. [Bob] Dole who once said the most dangerous place in Washington to be is between Sen. Schumer and a television camera.  Of course, he never consulted me or [Arizona] Sen. [Jon] Kyl,”

“I think 1070 was the result of the frustration that the people in my state felt that the federal government was not doing its job by securing our border and that was the reason that it happened and they were correct in that sentiment.”

“We have a border agent killed because of Fast and Furious. We today have guides sitting on mountaintops in Arizona as drugs are smuggled up to Phoenix and distributed throughout the country. Their frustration was real and understandable.”

“Well Sen. Schumer is free to do whatever he wants to do.  I won’t get between him and a television camera.”

“For a long time I’ve felt very strongly that we need to act on comprehensive immigration reform.”

“The president had overwhelming majorities in both Houses for two years — did nothing. I went to a meeting in the White House where he pledged we’d work together on immigration reform. Never heard from him again.”

I would like to remind everyone that Sen Schumer is not the brightest light bulb in Washington DC as he once said,

“I would urge my Republican colleagues no matter how strongly they feel; you know we have three branches of government.  We have a House; we have a Senate; we have a President…”

Having lived in Arizona for nearly four decades, I’ve seen the damage and destruction caused by the plague of illegal aliens.  They take thousands of jobs away from the citizens of Arizona.  Virtually every neighborhood they move into is soon trashed, crime rates soar and property values go down.  The flow of illegal drugs over the border has also taken its toll on the state and its citizens.

The Tenth Amendment states,

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

If the federal government won’t take its responsibility to secure the borders and protect its citizens, then the states have every legal right to take action into their own hands.  And people like Sen Schumer need to shut up and keep their attention focused on their own affairs and not try to interfere with American citizens exercising their constitutional right to protect themselves and their families.